Welcome to Whitehall Historic House!


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Address: Whitehall Historic House, 1 Malden Rd, Cheam, SM3 8QD

Opening Hours: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10am - 5pm

General Admission: Free.


About Whitehall Historic House


Building on a 500 year history, the recently completed Heritage Lottery Fund refurbishment project (Know Our Place: Sharing and Saving Whitehall), supported by the Borough, presents an opportunity to rediscover this incredible site with greater access than ever before.



In addition to improved physical accessibility, the project allows us to offer the space to the community in new and exciting ways as a hub for education and entertainment, inviting visitors to add to Whitehall’s unique story moving into the future.


Built around 1500, Whitehall is a Grade II* listed Tudor house in the heart of Cheam Village. It is owned and managed by the London Borough of Sutton who opened it as a local museum in 1978 following a campaign by the community. The construction of Whitehall as well as the story of its use and occupants through time offer unique insights into the past.


Following the recently completed National Lottery Heritage Fund refurbishment, we are delighted to see visitors enjoy Whitehall and rediscover this incredible site for FREE. This Grade II* listed property is an impressive feature at the heart of the picturesque village of Cheam.


Whitehall Historic House Virtual Tour

Take a virtual walk through Whitehall Historic House -

Whitehall Historic House Virtual Tour


Food & Drink

The Freedom Caffe is open, offering use of the indoor tea room and seating in Whitehall’s historic garden, as well as takeaway services.



For visitors of Whitehall Historic House with Special Education Needs and Disabilities and their families and carers, Sensory Sacks are designed to support the experience of visitors with sensory needs. These are available to borrow free of charge from the museum’s front desk. Our partners at Head2Head Sensory Theatre present the Sensory Sacks in a friendly video, as well as an introduction to Whitehall Historic House.




Civil Ceremonies

Sutton Council is offering this beautiful historic venue for civil ceremonies.


This delightful setting, Whitehall Historic House in Cheam offers value for money, and is perfectly placed for small intimate ceremonies. Steeped in history, our venue will ensure your special day is remembered with love and joy. Download a copy of our brochure and enquire with our team to book a viewing. Limited availability.